Hot Coffee Cools - FTC & Take-Two Settle

Take 2 Interactive Software, Inc. Announces Final Resolution of the Federal Trade Commission Inquiry (thanks Frans) has word that all outstanding matters are settled between Rockstar, Take-Two, and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over the Hot Coffee scandal (story), with no penalties or fines:
New York, NY – July 21, 2006 – Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO) announced today that following the 30-day period for public comment, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has unanimously approved the Consent Order and Agreement with Take-Two and its wholly-owned publishing label Rockstar Games. All outstanding matters pending before the FTC have been settled and no penalties or fines have been assessed. Among other things, the Consent Order provides that the Company shall not misrepresent a video game's ratings or content descriptors and that the Company shall implement a system to ensure that all game content is reviewed in connection with submissions to ratings authorities.

Paul Eibeler, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We are extremely pleased that the FTC has concluded its very thorough investigation, and that the matter has been resolved. We recognize the importance of maintaining public confidence in the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) rating system and helping the ESRB educate parents and consumers about the rating system. We look forward to putting this behind us and focusing on what we do best - creating video games."
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Re: Well
Jul 23, 2006, 02:10
nin
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Re: Well Jul 23, 2006, 02:10
Jul 23, 2006, 02:10
nin
 
Check this out. My ISP called me the other day with a "Cease and Desist". They said "A company has requested that you stop downloadind and sharing a file"

I said "What file is this?"

They said "Mission Impossible 3 - Spanish"

I said "I don't watch American movies, and I cannot speak or understand spanish. What MAC address do they claim is downloading this"

ISP "They didn't" provide that information"

Me "Then tell them to fuck off, literally"



We already heard your stupid assed story a month ago...and no one gave a fuck then. As a matter of fact, Lolicon pointed out what a dumbfuck you are then, too...
http://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/board.pl?action=viewthread&threadid=68252&id=327045&boardid=1&view=threads

What a fucktard...AH-hahahahahahahahahaha...


1. War on Piracy Jun 16, 15:20 venomhed


Interesting. While I fully admit I do download programs, games etc. I realized that the MPAA is actually lying when they subponea people.

My ISP calls me and warns me "Sit, the MPAA claims that you are downloading a movie."

I say "Oh really, what movie" (By the way, I haven't downloaded a movie since last year.)

ISP "They claim you are downloading Mission Impossible 3 - Spanish Version"

Me "First I am not downloading that. Second I cannot speak Spanish. Third I share my network with no one. Fourth no one in my apartment complex is Spanish. 5th what is the mac address they have of the person downloading"

ISP "Well, it's just a warning sir. They aren't pursuing"

Me "They can't pursue because they are lying. Good day"

So folks, they are bluffing on this shit. I checked my router logs and only my 3 systems are online.

Bastards.

ME VENOMHED! ME TELL YOU SAME STORY OVER AND OVER. UNLESS YOU WANT TO FUCK. THEN ME OFFER TO FUCK YOU.



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17.
 
Well
Jul 22, 2006, 23:54
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Well Jul 22, 2006, 23:54
Jul 22, 2006, 23:54
 
I stand by what I say, lawyers and Israel have ruined America. No conspiracy, and anyone that travels or reads non American websites can easily attest to the later.

Check this out. My ISP called me the other day with a "Cease and Desist". They said "A company has requested that you stop downloadind and sharing a file"

I said "What file is this?"

They said "Mission Impossible 3 - Spanish"

I said "I don't watch American movies, and I cannot speak or understand spanish. What MAC address do they claim is downloading this"

ISP "They didn't" provide that information"

Me "Then tell them to fuck off, literally"

So they scare people that don't know anything about computers into settling. Sure I wasn't taken to court on this, I have had other dealings with the law, but it is crap. Everyone sues everyone for anything these days and the "savings" are passed on to you and me.

As for Israel, that is horribly obvious. 2.5 billion American dollars a year sent for aid to Israel, the bastard son of America. Don' t EVEN tell me that isn't biased support for a hostile country.

No conspiracy Lolicon. Get out more often, read a book for once you twit.

NIN - Don't quit your day job. Your "humor" doesn't exist.

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Re: In the meantime
Jul 22, 2006, 06:31
16.
Re: In the meantime Jul 22, 2006, 06:31
Jul 22, 2006, 06:31
 
The only thing right now in front of me is a idiot.

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Re: In the meantime
Jul 21, 2006, 23:57
nin
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Re: In the meantime Jul 21, 2006, 23:57
Jul 21, 2006, 23:57
nin
 
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Re: In the meantime
Jul 21, 2006, 23:12
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Re: In the meantime Jul 21, 2006, 23:12
Jul 21, 2006, 23:12
 
Lawyers/The Legal System and Israel have ruined this country.

WTF? You actualy posted that? What do you and Woody/BorusP do on the weekends? Spoon each other for conspiracy theories? Are you this pupile for bullshit? Man, I'm sorry, between your theories of pirating shit off warez channels and now this, you really are hitting some amusing points there, V. Keep it, you might get your head out of your ass soon enough when you grow up.

Stupid troll.

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Re: Well the matter is...
Jul 21, 2006, 18:48
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Re: Well the matter is... Jul 21, 2006, 18:48
Jul 21, 2006, 18:48
 
Of course its settled with no fines, this entire affiar has been nothing but hyped up BS from zealots who care nothing for actual facts. I'm sure the ESRB was just waiting for the bible thumpers to move on to thier next crusade so they could quietly put an official end to this fiasco.



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Well the matter is...
Jul 21, 2006, 18:03
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Well the matter is... Jul 21, 2006, 18:03
Jul 21, 2006, 18:03
 
That Rockstar/Take Two got caught trying to slip something past the feds, and are paying the price.

They woulda been smart to have it as some sort of pay to play Adult only content from their website.

In fact if they woulda put it on Steam, it woulda been a Steaming Cup of Hot Coffee!

As for the trolls... ignore them and when they get no more attention they go away.

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Re: Yup
Jul 21, 2006, 17:23
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Re: Yup Jul 21, 2006, 17:23
Jul 21, 2006, 17:23
 
venomhed: But see what it ultimatly boils down to the lawyers is they released a game with one ESRB rating and it ended up having to be changed. I blame the ESRB more than anything for that fact (ESRB thinking this very mild sex scene should have changed the rating is laughable). But past that its a simple money grab to sue Take Two because of this fact. The people suing don't give a damn about sex in a video game, they care about the money they can win.. That is all.

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Score!
Jul 21, 2006, 16:00
Kxmode
 
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Score! Jul 21, 2006, 16:00
Jul 21, 2006, 16:00
 Kxmode
 
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Re: I do
Jul 21, 2006, 15:50
nin
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Re: I do Jul 21, 2006, 15:50
Jul 21, 2006, 15:50
nin
 
And we were all doing so well ignoring him up until this moment...


Be thankful he hasn't asked to fuck you yet...




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Re: I do
Jul 21, 2006, 15:33
8.
Re: I do Jul 21, 2006, 15:33
Jul 21, 2006, 15:33
 
And we were all doing so well ignoring him up until this moment...

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I do
Jul 21, 2006, 15:32
7.
I do Jul 21, 2006, 15:32
Jul 21, 2006, 15:32
 
It boils down to that internal source (Lawyers, Legal System) and one external source (Israel). Although I should add religion to that one, but it is far too complex.

Lets hear your theory?

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Re: In the meantime
Jul 21, 2006, 15:25
6.
Re: In the meantime Jul 21, 2006, 15:25
Jul 21, 2006, 15:25
 
Lawyers/The Legal System and Israel have ruined this country. It really is that simple.
No, you are really that simple if you believe that.

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Yup
Jul 21, 2006, 14:57
5.
Yup Jul 21, 2006, 14:57
Jul 21, 2006, 14:57
 
Funny how the game itself, with killing cops, and murdering people, didn't even come close to gathering the attention of... dare I say it, SEX in the game.

Such an fucking uptight country in regards to sex and nudity. Who gives a flying shit about the Hot Coffee mod. I mean really, can't we spend our time and money on better things?

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Re: No subject
Jul 21, 2006, 13:43
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Re: No subject Jul 21, 2006, 13:43
Jul 21, 2006, 13:43
 
They still have tons of lawsuits lined up against them over Hot Coffee, plus this investigation into how they issued stock options. Not to mention, yeah their board of directors are still idiots who are doing to this company what they did to Acclaim. I really hope this company can clean up after their mistakes because competition is needed in this industry.

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In the meantime
Jul 21, 2006, 13:37
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In the meantime Jul 21, 2006, 13:37
Jul 21, 2006, 13:37
 
The friggin lawyers on both side I am sure made a friggin killing off this "project".

Lawyers/The Legal System and Israel have ruined this country. It really is that simple.

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Re: No subject
Jul 21, 2006, 13:33
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Re: No subject Jul 21, 2006, 13:33
Jul 21, 2006, 13:33
 
Eat that Jack Thompson you stupid *&%&
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No subject
Jul 21, 2006, 12:52
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Jul 21, 2006, 12:52
 
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